“With 163 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the death toll from the virus has reached 18,427. Unfortunately, we had 2,020 new cases since yesterday,” Lari said during her daily press briefing.
She also put the number of those who have so far recovered from the viral infection at 284,371.
The spokeswoman added that more than 2,686,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 19.8 million and the death toll has exceeded 730,000.